Canadian Virtual War Memorial

John Fitzpayne Manley

In memory of:

Lieutenant John Fitzpayne Manley

April 9, 1917

Military Service


Age:

21

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment)

Division:

72nd Bn.

Additional Information


Son of Mrs. Elizabeth M. Douglas, of Vancouver Hotel Annex, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Commemorated on Page 290 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

GIVENCHY-EN-GOHELLE CANADIAN CEMETERY ; Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

Sp. Mem. A. 6.

Location:

The Givenchy-en-Gohelle Canadian Cemetery stands on the western slopes of Vimy Ridge above the village of Souchez. The Cemetery is best reached by car or by foot from the village of Souchez, which is situated on the D937 Arras-Bethune road. Starting from the village square, the cemetery is signposted by CWGC directional signs and is approximately 3 kilometres outside of the village. Givenchy-en-Gohelle was taken by the 2nd Canadian Division on the 13th April, 1917 and remained in British hands during the rest of the War. The Canadian Cemetery was begun by the Canadian Corps, under the name of C.D. 20 in March, 1917, and two further graves were added in March, 1918. The cemetery covers an area of 308 square metres and is enclosed by a low rubble wall.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Badge – Badge of 72nd Battalion, CEF, Seaforth Highlanders of Canada 
Found on SHofC Website
http://regimentalrogue.com/battlehonours/bathnrinf/45-seaforths.htm
  • Grave Marker – The grave marker at the Givenchy-en-Gohelle Canadian Cemetery located on Vimy Ridge, walking distance from the Canadian Memorial. May he rest in peace. (J. Stephens)
  • Givenchy-en-Gohelle Canadian Cemetery – The Givenchy-en-Gohelle Canadian Cemetery, located on Vimy Ridge. The cemetery is in a wooded area, walking distance from the Canadian Memorial. (J. Stephens)

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